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Cheteshwar Pujara is currently plying his trade for Sussex in the County Championship. The star Indian batter has had a decent season for the English domestic club. Pujara scored plenty of runs for Sussex before joining team India for the fifth rescheduled Test in Birmingham. The 34-year-old has now returned to play for Sussex in the County Championship Division 2 matches.

As Cheteshwar Pujara returns, he has donned a new role for his team. The batter who is famous for holding his ground and staying at the crease for long, tried a role-reversal in his team’s game against Leicestershire. Pujara tried bowling leg spin in Sussex vs Leicestershire. Although he did not have a great first over as the Indian conceded 8 runs of it, the video of Pujara bowling was widely shared on social media platforms.

The club shared the clip of the entire over with the caption: “An over of @cheteshwar1 bowling”. In the video, the Indian batter is seen bowling loopy leg spin deliveries in full flow. Although Cheteshwar Pujara bowled ordinary deliveries, most of which strayed on the batter’s pads, it was fun to see the batter using his cricketing brain to correct his mistakes.

Watch the video of Pujara bowling here:

Pujara misses half-century by four runs

Cheteshwar Pujara did try his hands on the cherry but before that he fulfilled his conventional duty, of scoring runs. Coming to bat at No.4, the right-handed batter scored 46 off 76 balls with the help of eight boundaries. Plenty of runs were scored by Sussex batters against an ordinary attack of Leicestershire. Tom Alsop starred with his 150 (243).

Oli Clarke and Darley Rawlins scored 75 each. Ali Orr and James Coles also chipped in with 70 (85) and 59 (82) respectively. On the back of these handy knocks, Sussex posted 588 in their first innings. In reply, Leicestershire have reached 448/4 in 124 overs.